Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John Westfield Lide House

Marker ID: SCHM 16-56
Location: near the intersection of Society Hill Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 16-133) & S.C. Sec. Rd. 16-29, Springville, NE of Darlington, SC
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 21.292    W 079° 50.869
  34.35486666    -79.84781666
Style: Free Standing **


This Greek Revival house was built ca. 1840 for John Westfield Lide (1794-1858), planter and state representative. Lide, the son of Maj. Robert Lide and Mary Westfield Holloway Lide, was a member of the third graduating class at S.C. College (now the University of S.C) in 1809. He returned to Darlington District, became a planter, and expanded his holdings in the area.

Lide represented Darlington District in the S.C. House of Representatives 1822-25, and was later commissioner of public buildings and commissioner to approve public securities. This house features an unusual wraparound rain porch as well as Gothic Revival and Italianate architectural elements. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission, 2008